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Motorola H800 Bluetooth Headset Review

Friday, March 27th, 2009

While Motorola has a reputation for building quality headsets the Motorola H800 Bluetooth Headset had the cellular user world a buzz and rightly so. This Motorola Bluetooth headset works with all Bell mobility cell phones so you can enjoy all that it has to offer.

What’s really got the world a buzz is the voice clarity of this headset. There are all kinds of wireless Bluetooth headsets on the market but few can compare to the voice clarity of this headset and that’s what everybody’s talking about.

The Motorola H800 Bluetooth Headset gives you superior quality and style all wrapped up into one small package. The Motorola H800 Bluetooth Headset with its distinct laser, innovative slider with RapidConnect™ technology, and overall advanced functionality, means that you can rely on this headset day in and day out.

It’s easy to use and so comfortable you won’t mind wearing it for extended periods of time. The Bluetooth 2.0 technology means it will work with your new and older Bell cell phones, as long as they are Bluetooth capable. For the consumer that demands both functionality and style from a headset this is the headset you’ve been waiting for.

Wireless Functional Fashion

This fresh new design makes this headset a hit with the guys and gals. Don’t mistake the Motorola H800 Bluetooth Headset as being typical run of the mill. This wireless headset is unique, distinctive, and edgy. Bell cell phone customers demand more from their cellular phones and headsets and that’s why this one has been such a hit.

Add that it’s comfortable to wear, has exceptionally clear audio, noise reduction and fast pairing technology, and more.

Features

  • Edgy, modern laser-etched patterns
  • Over-the-ear slider headset design
  • Interchangeable hooks to match the ear for a secure, snug fit
  • Elevated speaker rests are closer to the ear for loud audio
  • Up to 8 days standby time or approx. 6 hours of talk time
  • New iconic on/off slider
  • Lightweight and Ergonomic
  • Echo cancellation and noise reduction technology ensures your voice remains clear
  • Intuitive easy to use controls
  • EasyPair™ for easy initial setup
  • MicroUSB charging
  • Bluetooth Class 2 offers a wireless connection up to 10 meters (33 feet) away
  • Works with any brand of Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2 or 2.0 -enabled compatible phone or device that supports “headset” and “hands-free” profiles

 

Whether you have a brand new Bell cell phone or you have one of our many used and refurbished Bell cell phones that are Bluetooth capable, the Motorola H800 Bluetooth Headset is just what you’ve been waiting for. Busy people demand more out of their cellular phone equipment.

At Cellarama we understand how important quality products and great pricing are to you. That’s why we don’t just sell any cell phones or headsets. You can rely on our Bell mobility cell phones. Add the Motorola H800 Bluetooth Headset to your Bell cell phone and you’ve got the makings for a beautiful friendship.

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Do You Know *677 – Urban Legend or Real?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The Ontario Provincial Police, more commonly known as the OPP by Ontario residents, wants you know that *677 is real and not urban legend, neither is the story that follows. So be sure to spread the word and awareness about *677 that can help keep you safe.

Gals you should take note of this true story. It has importance on many levels.

It was about 1:00 PM in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on.

Lauren’s parents have always told them never to pull over for an unmarked police car on the side of the road, but instead proceed to the nearest gas station or other safe place.

So Lauren listened to her parents advice and promptly called *677 on her cell phone. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop and that she was not going to pull over right away.

The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren’t so he told her to keep driving, remain calm and not to stop. He told her that back up was already on the way.

Ten minutes later four cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

Police departments are okay with you not stopping right away, instead waiting for a safe place to pull over. You just need to give them a sign that you know they are there. Your emergency flashers are a good way to do that. And you should call *677 right away and to check that everything is on the up and up. This is especially helpful for women traveling alone. Of course 911 is also available and if you have an emergency it should always be your first choice.

Sadly this information about *677 isn’t readily available and Cellarama.com is looking to spread the news and let all Ontario residents know about the direct link that *677 provides to OPP Dispatch.

The United States has a similar program that uses *77 and it is available in some of the states. If you are travelling to the U.S. you should do a little research about where *77 works.

So if you live in Ontario remember *677 will connect you to the OPP dispach. We at www.cellarama.com encourage you to take a moment out of your busy day and take these two very important actions. First add *677 to your cell phone’s contact book, use the words Police Dispach as the name.  And secondly, help spread the word about *677 on your cell phone, by sharing this short article with your kids, friends, and anyone you care about.

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Bell and Others Have One Year to Fix 911 Service

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

While cell phones have simplified and aided us in our day to day lives, there is one area in which they have fallen short, and that is in how 911 are handled. As a result not only have rescue workers been weighed down attempting to find the cell phone user, but in some cases it has actually resulted in death. All would agree including Bell and other cellular providers that that is simply tragic. The regulators have stepped up and now Bell and other providers have one year to fix 911 service problems.

Since Federal regulators have given cell phone providers in Canada a deadline 911 services are going to start to see upgrades occurring soon. Rescue workers are relieved because the fear of loosing a life because of a delayed response is very real, and so these changes are designed to eliminate the current problems.

In a statement the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission it was stated that the enhanced 911 services would enable emergency responders to be able to incorporate wireless location technology like GPS to locate the caller with a 10 to 300 meter radius.

There are more than 20 million wireless subscribers across Canada so it makes sense that this issue need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. It is critical that emergency responders are able to quickly find the location of the caller. Just minutes can mean the difference between life and death.

It was time for the industry to step up and find a solution to this technical glitch. Since there is nothing that is standing in the way of implementing these new 911 enhanced features the first steps are sure to occur shortly.

These changes involve Bell and other cell providers. Many consumers have turned to a cell phone as their only phone, however others have held off because of issues such as the 911 problems which had many worrying they wouldn’t get the help they needed fast enough in an emergency. Now you can relax and know that whether you are using a Bell cell phone or a Bell land line it won’t matter because the new enhancements will significantly improve the 911 service for all cellular users in Canada.

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You Say Tomato I Say Tomatoe – But I Say Cellarama and You Say Cellorama

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

It’s all in the lingo or should we say spelling? After all you say tomato I say tomatoe, you say Cellorama I say Cellarama.

We find our name spelled many different ways and that’s okay as long as you find us. Because at Cellarama.com we’re proud to have been providing customers with quality Bell cell phones and top notch service for half a decade now.

So what’s my favourite misspelling that I’ve seen? It has to be sellerama but it would be a lot more fun if it was something like sellabellacella – okay maybe that’s just a little long but then supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was a bit of stretch too wasn’t it.

Whether you spell our name sellerama, cellerama, cellerarama or any other celler way, it’s okay by us, just as long as you know who we are and how you can find us. And if you can’t remember our name, just remember this:  we are Cellarama – Canada’s leading provider of contract-free cell phones for Bell Mobility.

So how can your remember our name? Well it’s easy. You see the marketing experts always tell you it’s all in a name so here it goes.

Cellarama – “Cell” as in cell phone and “arama” as in great volume or variety. Okay this is the “aha” moment where it all makes sense. A large variety or volume of cell phones = cellarama. That’s us and you can find us at www.cellarama.com

So now remember we aren’t cellerama, sellerama, celler ah hum ….we are just good old Cellarama.com a name you can trust when it comes to providing you with the best contract-free Bell Mobility cell phones.

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Bell Samsung A920 Review

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The sleek, sexy lines of the Samsung A920 for Bell Mobility are just the beginning of what it has to offer. This compact design fits easily into tight spaces like your pocket. With an internal display that’s easy to read as well as external viewing, this phone is a breeze to navigate.

It comes with a speakerphone that’s crisp and clear, as well as a 1.3 megapixel camera, just in case you find yourself with that “Kodak moment.” It also has expandable memory and a video recorder for those moments you just have to catch a clip.

And if you love your music this is the phone for you. The TransFLASH™ card allows you to store your favorite tunes and then play them anytime, anywhere thanks to the built in MP3 player.

And as an added bonus it’s equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology. The long lasting battery will keep you powered up for the maximum amount of time.

What more can you ask for in a Bell Cell Phone? Quality, functionality, and all at a great price. It’s certainly hard to beat!

The Bell Samsung A920 has…

- Estimated standby time: up to 8 days
- Estimated talk time: up to 3 hours
- Size: 9.2 x 4.9 x 2.4 cm
- Weight: 129.84 grams
- Internal Display: 170 x 220 pixels
- External Display: 96 x 128 pixels
- External memory card slot to add extra memory
- MP3 player – Listen to the latest tunes
- Camera with flash
- Camcorder with movie light
- Streaming video player lets you record and watch streaming video clips
- Text messaging
- Speakerphone
- Voice-activated dialling
- Voice memo
- Bluetooth compatible
- Wireless Web-ready
- Downloadable ringtones, screensavers and games
- Calculator
- Alarm clock
- World time
- Calendar
- To-do list
- English and French
- Assisted GPS-ready for e9-1-1
- Finder, Seek & Find
- Business Tracking services

The bottom line is the Bell Samsung A920 is an attractive Bell cell phone with plenty of features to impress you. You won’t be sorry with your choice. Sleek, compact, and packed with multimedia features, and certainly priced to impress!
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Google Latitude On Your Bell Phone

Monday, March 16th, 2009

It seems every day there’s something in our world of technology that has us going “ah ha.” Take the recent line up of Bell mobility phones and all their features. Impressive at best. But wait – that’s simply nothing compare to the latest feature to grace the market. Are you ready for Google latitude on your Bell phone?

This new technology is thanks to Google, who just recently launched Latitude, which lets cell phones track the location of those contacts they are close to. The idea is that the technology will help you hook up with others while you are out by keeping track of where they are.

Google latitude lets you share your location with those you choose to share it with, generally close friends and family, and of course they will be able to do the same thing. For example, ones girlfriend is out shopping wither her Bell cell phone while her boyfriend has arrived at a nearby restaurant and he wants to know where she’s at to see if they can meet for launch. If he has Google Latitude installed on his Bell cellular he will be able to locate her. Now that’s cool!

Of course there are always privacy issues and Google is actually an excellent player when it comes to privacy so you must sign up for this service if you want your location information to be shared.

It’s not surprising that Google is the one to come up with such software; after all they are the Gurus in mapping technology right now. This software is a simplified version of theie online Google Maps but with locater technology.

Google sees this new product of interest to tight groups of friends and family. When someone is close to where you are it lets you send a text or email message. The security and privacy ensures that you always have total control over who you are going to share your location with and you can update and change it as necessary.

While initially it will be tested on only a small group of phones it is anticipated to be available for use on all Bell mobility cell phones in a very short period of time.

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LG Recalls the Bell LG 150

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

If you own a Bell LG 150, not to worry because Bell will replace your LG 150 cell phone at no charge to you. If you own a Bell LG 150 call Bell Mobility customer service for details on how to exchange your cell phone or visit your local Bell store to receive your replacement Bell cell phone. But you must do this before March 31, 2009.

The Bell LG 150 is no longer certified as meeting the necessary Radio Standards Specifications and as a result LG has decided to voluntarily recall the LG 150 phones in Canada.

The Bell LG 150 was previously certified by an independent body and has been on the market in Canada since 2007. Health Canada is of the opinion that based on new test results the LG 150 should not pose immediate or long-term health concerns.

No other LG phones and no other Bell Mobility cell phones by any other manufacturer are affected by this recall. Bell Mobility does not test phones themselves but rather brings to market in Canada phones that have been authorized for sale by Industry Canada.

LG will provide all Bell Mobility customers with an equivalent LG phone at no cost. You can exchange your Bell LG 150 phone at a Bell store near you until March 31st, 2009.

LG and Bell Mobility regret any inconvenience this may have caused and have taken great precausions to make every to make their replacement process is a seamless transition. For more information, please call the Bell / LG recall helpline at 1 866-282-6077.

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Why You Need a Spare Cell Battery for Your Bell Mobility Cell Phone

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Your Bell cell phone is a very reliable phone. However, batteries can be unpredictable on all cellular phones, and a battery is most likely to fail when you most need it.

What would happen if there was an automobile accident, a house fire, a person having a heart attack? Would your phone perform when you most need it? What if it was a life or death situation and your cell phone battery went dead? That’s why you need a spare cell battery for your Bell Mobility cell phone.

These days we are much more aware of emergency preparedness. Not just when we are driving in our car but at home too. Earthquakes, tornadoes, flooding, are all natural disasters that seem to be happening more and more frequently. Your landline could be out of service for weeks, or you might be stranded away from your home. Having your Bell cell phone with you and also having a spare cell battery tucked safely away is good emergency preparedness.

Whether you have a new Bell cell phone or a used bell cell phone it’s a good idea to have a fully charged spare battery just incase of emergencies. Store your spare battery in your car glove box, your purse, your backpack, or anywhere else that’s handy. That way it will be there when you need it.

Another point to remember is that the cell phone battery that you use all the time will lose some of it’s effectiveness over time.  And while there are some techniques you can use to extend the life of your battery on your Bell cell phone, you never want to take for granted that your cell phone battery will be there for you when you most need it. Having a spare cell battery eliminates the worry.

The cheapest time to purchase a spare cell battery is while your Bell cell phone is still in production. Once your cell phone is discontinued the cost of a spare cell battery typically goes up. In fact, if you can find a spare battery for a reasonable price you might consider stocking up with a couple of them while the price is low.

Cellarama.com has the Canada’s largest selection of batteries for Bell cell phones. There’s a very good chance you will find your Bell battery at Cellarama.com and at a price you can afford.

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Sanyo 8300 Review for Bell Mobility

Friday, March 13th, 2009

A look at the Sanyo 8300 and you’ll know why this sleek, compact cell phone has been so popular. It has plenty to offer in looks and features so you won’t be let down if you choose the Sanyo 8300 from the Bell Mobility cell phone line up.

It’s not “just a cell phone,” it’s solid, small, sturdy, and still lightweight. Opening and closing is smooth and quiet. Quality is once again where the focus is, which is exactly why we are offering it at Cellarama. We only want to offer you the “best cell phones” out there.

It has a nice big screen that’s crystal clear, and easy to read. It’s a real treat getting an LCD screen this size in a phone that small. Your wallpaper on the inside is also seen on the outside adding a nice touch. This new larger screen is a terrific upgrade from previous models.

If you like selection in colors and hate ordering those add on face plates, you’ll like that this cell phone is available in plenty of different colors.

But it doesn’t do any good have great looks if you don’t have great reception to go with it. The reception on this Bell cell phone can only be described as Incredible!

The ring on this phone is nice and loud so you don’t have to worry about missing a call. It comes with ringtones and you can also download plenty from sites online, as it supports AAC and QCP downloadable ringers. Oh by the way the ring isn’t just loud the sound is terrific!

The earpiece on the Sanyo 8300 is excellent. You’ll never sound like you are talking through a tube. It’s always crisp and clear. The speakerphone also has excellent volume. The sound is impressive for a half duplex phone.

You should be very happy to learn that 8300 is also a 10-4 handset.  10-4 is an “all-in-one” communication tool that provides you with Walkie-Talkie + Cellular phone + Data services.  You can talk with up to 5 other 10-4 subscribers at the same time.
We need to mention the camera on this phone because is one of the best on the market. Night pictures are even doable because there’s a flash. You can have a little fun using the picture stamps. Turn the picture you took into a fireman, place a heart around your picture, or why not add a happy birthday border. It takes great pics and let’s you spruce them up a little.

The camcorder gives you up to 30 second clips. A nice feature but there is no expandable memory slot. A nice touch on a small compact Bell cell phone. In fact, it’s one of the most popular phones here at Cellarama. It’s easy to see why.

Add the excellent battery life that can be charged in about 30 minutes, and its ability to quickly connect to the web. This multimedia phone covers beginners to the most advanced users.

The bottom line is that the Sanyo 8300 is one of those phones that everyone likes. That’s why we’ve added it to the Cellarama cell phone line up. We certainly shouldn’t be surprised since Sanyo does a great job of developing phones that are rich in looks and features.

The Bell Sanyo 8300 has:

- LCD Display 1.8” TFT LCD; 65k colors with VGA 640×480
- Digital Zoom on Camera with Flash and Self Timer
- Multimedia streaming
- Speakerphone
- 10-4 Walkie-Talkie
- Voice -Activated Dialing
- Store Phone Book, e-mail addresses and web addresses
- Caller ID Capability
- Wireless Internet
- Total Wireless Downloadable Memory 2.0 MB
- Voice Memo Recorder
- Call History
- Ringer Melodies
- Calendar
- Alarm Clock
- World clock
- Calculator
- Stop Watch
- Vibrating Alert

The bottom line is the Sanyo 8300 is an attractive Bell cell phone with plenty of features to impress you, and is currently one of the more popular phones at Cellarama.com. You won’t be sorry with your choice. Sleek, compact, sturdy, with too many features to list, and priced to get noticed!

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BlackBerry Curve Review for Bell Mobility

Friday, March 6th, 2009

 

When RIM introduced the BlackBerry Curve 8330 through Bell Mobility it filled the gap between business and consumer smartphones.  Like the BlackBerry Pearl, the Curve has features and capabilities for the diehard consumer as well as for modest business needs.  What’s next, are they going to bring out private jets for the rest of us too?  Talking on this CrackBerry is surely like flying in business class.

Style and Design:

Weighing in at 114g and sizing up at 107mm x 60mm x 16.1mm, the Curve provides for the perfect fit inside a jacket or sports coat.  Smaller than comparable business phones, it won’t weigh down the purse or pocket that carries it.

Its finish is sleek, black, and soft with accents on the QWERTY keyboard.  With the smaller phone size, the keys were scaled down a bit.  They’re not so small that it requires a bird’s beak to type but it may serve as a challenge for those with bigger fingers.  Typing does require some dexterity, more so for those who speed text.

The display shows off a crisp clear home page with a 25.4mm QVGA LCD screen with 320 x 240 pixels.  The font size is adjustable.  Backlighting automatically adjusts to the environment’s lighting levels but this feature can be shut off.  The backlighting time and density can also be adjusted.

The Curve 8330 keeps the infamous navigating trackball that’s so loved by CrackBerry fans.  If a person is new to the trackball world it does take some getting use to.  However, once you go track you never go back.

Camera:

The BlackBerry Curve has a 2.0 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, flash, and a self portrait mirror.  Users can choose from three resolutions:  1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480.  Included editing tools can be used to clean up pictures that may lack professional quality.  This camera does better in well-lit scenes than in darker environments despite the flash.  Transferring to a PC is a snap with a USB cable.

Internet:

The RIM browser on this CrackBerry supports both mobile and full HTML sites.  The curser is controlled by the trackball to navigate the page and control the zoom.  Mobile streaming complements the quality of the display and is available through providers like MobiTV, YouTube, XM radio and more.  More information can be found on  mobile.BlackBerry.com.

Messaging:

Through the BlackBerry Internet Solution, up to 10 personal and business email accounts can be integrated for sending and receiving real-time email messages.  The Curve is able to view attachments and BlackBerry prides itself on the availability of push delivery and mailbox synchronization with popular email brands.  Another nice little feature is that the address book of the Curve is only limited to the available memory. If you manage to keep your music files on a separate memory card, the size of your address book can be monstrous.

BlackBerry Messenger and Windows Messenger are the only two options available for Instant Messaging.  This is only useful if the majority of your contacts are using one of the two messaging services.  Yahoo users are sort of left in the dark.  No matter, Yahoo Chat is only filled with bots anyways.  Don’t most people use Facebook these days?  Bell Mobility offers a quick launch icon for Facebook as part of the Curve’s menus, as it does with many of its other phones.

Calling:

The Bell Mobility Network has maintained a decent reputation for high quality service and reception.  The BlackBerry Curve reinforces Bell’s reputation with sound control.  To counter any discrepancies, the bass and treble of the phone speakers can be adjusted to enhance the voice quality.  The talk-time is impressive and exceeds BlackBerry’s claimed 240 minutes.

Long Story Short:

The relatively modest price of this phone means we’ll see more corporate quality BlackBerries flying coach.  Email is more than sufficient for consumers who love their email.  It works well for small businesses or corporations who want to scale down the finances but keep BlackBerry’s business-friendly features. Internet access means any necessary information is at your fingertips.  This is a pocket PC for both the average guy/gal and for the businessman/woman.  A number of accessories can also be purchased through Bell Mobility.

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